Your wedding day is a once-in-a-life- time event. Doing your own hair and makeup could make it feel like any other day when, in actuality, it’ll be one of the most memorable days of your life. To ensure that your makeup highlights and enhances your best features and your hair is flawless and long-lasting, you should hire a professional. You should start looking for a beauty consultant 3 to 8 months before your wed- ding date. Just like with any wedding vendor, you’ll want to meet with different options before making a decision. It’s important to find some- one who understands the look you’re going for and has the experience and skills to execute it. Find someone who you click with and would feel comfortable enough saying “No, I don’t like that,” or “That’s not what I had in mind.” Remember, this is your day and the work the stylist is doing is intended to make you feel the most beautiful you’ve ever felt. Don’t be afraid to speak up if you want a piece of hair pulled down or a bob- by pin is hurting you. You’ll want to meet with the stylist several times be- fore the big day to work out the exact hair style and makeup you’ll want. Bring along pictures of your favorite looks – celebrity red-carpet looks, Pinterest ‘dos, pages from bridal magazines, and photos of yourself! Using these as inspiration and to demon- strate the direction you’re leaning toward will help the stylist create a one-of-a-kind look that will enhance your natural beauty. Ask your stylist about their experience with weddings. They should know which products show up best in photos and how to keep your hair in place all night long. Talk to your stylist about what will look good with your features and do a few test trials to make sure it looks exactly how you want for your wedding day. The last thing you want is to think you and your stylist are on the same page and discover that she’s done something completely different right before you walk down the aisle. Apart from the initial consultation, you’ll want to schedule a few appointments for beauty treatments leading up to the day. Your hairstylist will advise you on when’s best to trim and highlight your locks to guarantee the best color and length for your wedding. Schedule a conditioning treatment every three months leading up to the big day to ensure shiny, voluminous, healthy hair. Book a facial a month before the wed- ding to have flawlessly clear, glowing, and supple skin. Once you’ve found a beauty consultant you connect with and are impressed by their previous work, use the Wedding Planner in the back of this magazine to ask key questions about their services. The most im- portant thing about your look is that you feel beau- tiful. Collaborate with your stylist to find a look that you love and book a few trial runs, and you are sure to radiate beauty as you walk down the aisle. ❤ look PERFECTING YOUR HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR BEAUTY STYLISTS Don’t leave the salon in tears! Choose the right stylist and schedule trials to perfect your look! 1. jadie foto 1 26 | TODAY’S BRIDE READ MORE AT TODAYSBRIDE.COM